Support Education (Special Education): What to Expect

If a learner’s unique learning style includes special education needs, SelfDesign can provide support and assistance for accessing funding, resources, and a customized learning experience.

If you wish to enrol in SelfDesign, here are the first steps in the special education experience.

Collect Your Documentation and Get In Touch

To receive special education support, a learner must be eligible for the low incidence special education grant or have documentation/possibilities of high incidence special needs. To ensure that we can provide the supports a child may require, families should collect all their documents, including the original report establishing the learner’s diagnoses (or possibilities thereof), and speak with us directly before enrolling.

Receive Support From a Specialized Learning Consultant

As is the case throughout our SelfDesign program, families receive one-on-one support from a BC-certified educator. For learners with special needs, the educator is a learning consultant with special education training, providing a seamless SelfDesign experience. The learning consultant is assigned to each family based on the unique needs of the learner and is supported by our SupportEd team.

Create a Learning Plan

All BC learners with special needs designations must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). At SelfDesign, learners and their families additionally create personalized learning plans that identify the learning goals along with resources to help facilitate learning.

Connect With the SelfDesign Community

Families receiving special education services get to know each other and other members of the SelfDesign community by connecting online through our “Village of Conversations” and parent-specific areas, informally in their local communities, and through face-to-face group learning events.

A SelfDesigning Path: A Course for Parents

SelfDesign has proudly released the SupportEd edition of our popular A SelfDesigning Path course for parents. The Path course is a self-paced, module-based course for parents to explore SelfDesign’s approach to learning and relationships. Originally released in 2010, the course has been well-received by many parents using it to explore SelfDesign’s philosophy in a user-friendly format. Some people even credit it for changing their lives! While the content is very similar to the original Path course, the SupportEd version has shorter sections and is more specifically geared toward parents whose children have special needs diagnosis. Whether one is on a desktop or mobile device, the course design ensures a positive experience. Oftentimes topics in this course can lead to supportive conversations between parents and their consultants, as well as contributing to a richer family conversation and an appreciation of learning through the SelfDesign approach. Contact us for more information.

Want to know more? Learn all the details about eligibility, learning plans, the support team, and using grants.

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